|Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine Teach-In - Alternate Focus|
This three part production records a teach-in during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 2006, held in San Diego, Ca. Legal aspects of war and responsibility are discussed as is the current situation in Iraq. Producers: Ed Sweed and John Odam.
Keywords: Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, War
|James Zogby: The Mess We Are In - Alternate Focus|
"I think the American people get it. I think our leadership doesn't get it. They've made a mess." James Zogby discusses American policy in the Middle East. (2005)
Keywords: middle east
|Silencing the Good News - Betsy Mayfield|
Alternate Focus presents a 3-minute egg on the lack of news coverage on peaceful arabs.
Keywords: Middle East; Jordan; King Abdullah; alternative news; Alternate Focus
|Rounding Up All the Usual Suspects - Alternate Focus|
In the wake of September 11, 2001, Congress enacted anti-terrorist legislation known as the USA PATRIOT Act. Provisions of the Act are having profound effects on immigrants from Arab countries. This show examines the impact of the Patriot Act on the Middle Eastern community in San Diego. Legal experts and civil right activists analyze government policy and give their views on its purpose and consequences...
Keywords: fascism; middle east; riots
|Interview: James Goldsborough - Alternate Focus|
Alternate Focus interviews James Goldsborough, former columnist for the San Diego Union Tribune. A long-time newspaperman who has worked in Europe and America since the 1960s, Goldsborough had provided a provocative voice to San Diego's conservative daily paper for more than a decade. Last December, however, Goldsborough abruptly resigned from the paper after a column was killed by the publisher. In this December 2004 interview, Goldsborough draws on his extensive knowledge of U.S...
Keywords: bush; media; middle east
|Wrong Turn in America - Alternate Focus|
This is the story of Abdel Kewan, an Egyptian house-painter and handyman who had been working in America for over six years. One morning he stopped at the gates of a Marine base to ask directions after he had missed a turn on his way to paint a house. After a thorough examination of his vehicle and checking his papers, the courteous Marines sent him on his way with better directions, but two weeks later he was suddenly arrested and placed in a jail cell where he has remained for over a year pend...
Keywords: 9-11; middle east; military
|History of a Conflict - Alternate Focus|
The land known as the Holy Land has been the locus of three of the world's principal religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and a contested area since 1200BC. The original inhabitants, the Canaanites and Philistines, were conquered in 1000BC by the Jews who remained sovereign for about 280 years. For the next 1500 years a series of conquests and occupations left a residual Jewish population in the area of less than 20%, the rest being predominantly Moslem and Christian Arabs...
Keywords: islam; israel; jesus; judaism; middle east; military; palestine
|The Camps: Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon - Red Hill Films|
A documentary filmed in late 2005 that brings the viewer close to the living conditions and unresolved problems for Palestinian refugees in the Lebanon camps. Viewers see the camps with a focus on the issues of health, unemployment, education and the cultural memory of this community of refugees expelled in 1948 and 1967 from their homes in historic Palestine. Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations near you...
Keywords: Israel; Palestine; Lebanon; Refugee; Camp; 1948; 1967; Middle East; Alternate Focus